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VLL Day at DICK'S Sporting Goods on 8/19
by posted 08/09/2017


VLL FALL APPRECIATION DAY AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS
 
WHEN: August 19th    
WHERE: DICK’S Sporting Goods – Fair Lakes
WHAT: Bring THIS FLYER to save 20%
 
Can't wait til 8/19? Use DSG Coupons ( VLL DSG Coupons) to save 10% any time, at any store (but cannont be combined with 20% offer above. 
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New Bat Requirements: Effective 1/1/18
by posted 08/08/2017


NEW BAT REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018

2017 Bats Will No Longer Be Acceptable

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.

Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists. Click here to watch a video and learn more. 

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Interested in Umpiring?
by posted 08/08/2017


UMPIRE CLINICS - Fall 2017

 

Are you interested in umpiring this Fall?

Umpire Training is getting started for the Fall 2017 season.  If you have not completed umpire training and wish to do so, please contact: Mitch Hiller at    so that you can be scheduled into the Clinics!

New umpires are required to be at least "League Age 12", and must attend:
 
one (1) Basic Classroom Rules and Procedures clinic and
one (1) Field Mechanics clinic.
 
Each will run about 3 hours in length.  In the classroom clinic, you will learn how the umpire program is run, how to sign up for games, and we will review the most important rule situations that you will encounter.  The Field Mechanics clinic is to teach on-field positioning and responsibilities.
 
Schedule:

 

Sunday 8/20 – 10:00am-1:00pm, Classroom training

 

Thursday 8/24 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Classroom training

 

Tuesday 8/29 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Field Training

 

Thursday 8/31 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Field Training

 

Returning umpires may also attend these classroom and field sessions but it is NOT REQUIRED.

 
MAJORS UMPIRE CANDIDATES:

If you are interested in umpiring Majors games, please let me know. To be considered for Majors you must be age 14 and up (2nd year out of playing in VLL) and have been umpiring in VLL for 2 years.

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STATE CHAMPS!!
by posted 07/14/2017


State Champs!!  A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the new 9-10 Year Old Virginia State Champions!! Way to go Vienna American 10 All Stars, aka the "Red Fury"! Congrats to Coaches Leggett, Jreige, and Tyrrell, and all the players:

Tyler Christensen

Chase Dorsey

Zach Hansen

Aidan Kim

Niko Papathanasiou

Ethan Tiede

Sean Wilson

Mark DePaul

Logan Hansen

Giacomo Jreige

Tyler Melvin

Oliver Smith

Kyle Tyrrell

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District 4 Champs! Off to States...
by posted 07/13/2017


Congratulations to the District 4 Majors Champions!!  Headed to the State Tournament, be sure to follow theVienna American Majors All Stars on the Virginia State Little League Tourney website - the league level is "LL" - starting on July 30th! Good luck, boys!

Congrats to Coaches Steve Tucker, Dave Moore, and Jeff Benjamin, and players:

Connor Barry

Jason Cassidy

Bryce Eldridge

Tommy Ferrick

Michael Gerber

Angelo Jreige

Andrew Kang

Owen Lebkisher

Mac Lewis

Conner Moore

Nick Robinson

Noah Toole

Ethan Walker

 

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VLL Diamond Talk - August 14th Issue
by posted 04/17/2017


August 14, 2017 Issue

In this issue:

  • New - Room for More Single A Players
  • Don't Forget!  DICK'S Sporting Goods Fall Appreciation Day is Saturday
  • Interested in Umpiring?
  • Bat Requirements Change in 2018
  • VLL Board Elections Coming Soon

 

ROOM FOR MORE SINGLE A PLAYERS

Register Now for Fall Ball

We have room for 5-10 more players this fall for Single A teams! Players must be league age 8 or under. Contact Andy Dinn at aedinn@gmail.com if you would like to register your player. First come, first serve!
 

VLL FALL APPRECIATION DAY AT DICK’S SPORTING GOODS
 
WHEN: August 19th    
WHERE: DICK’S Sporting Goods – Fair Lakes
WHAT: Bring THIS FLYER to save 20%
 
Can't wait til 8/19? Use DSG Coupons ( VLL DSG Coupons) to save 10% any time, at any store (but cannont be combined with 20% offer above. 

 

UMPIRE CLINICS

Interested in Umpiring this Fall?

Umpire Training is getting started for the Fall 2017 season.  If you have not completed umpire training and wish to do so, please contact: Mitch Hiller at    so that you can be scheduled into the Clinics! New umpires are required to be at least "League Age 12", and must attend:
 
one (1) Basic Classroom Rules and Procedures clinic and
one (1) Field Mechanics clinic.
 
Each will run about 3 hours in length.  In the classroom clinic, you will learn how the umpire program is run, how to sign up for games, and we will review the most important rule situations that you will encounter.  The Field Mechanics clinic is to teach on-field positioning and responsibilities.
 
Schedule:

 

  • Sunday 8/20 – 10:00am-1:00pm, Classroom training
  • Thursday 8/24 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Classroom training
  • Tuesday 8/29 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Field Training
  • Thursday 8/31 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Field Training

 

Returning umpires may also attend these classroom and field sessions but it is NOT REQUIRED.

 

MAJORS UMPIRE CANDIDATES:
If you are interested in umpiring Majors games, please let me know. To be considered for Majors you must be age 14 and up (2nd year out of playing in VLL) and have been umpiring in VLL for 2 years.


 

NEW BAT REQUIREMENTS FOR 2018

2017 Bats Will No Longer Be Acceptable

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.

Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists. Click here to watch a video and learn more. 



VLL BOARD ELECTIONS COMING SOON

Interested in Running?

Vienna Little League will soon announce the September date for our Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections for the 2017-2018 timeframe. If you are interested in running, please contact any current Board member listed here. 


Any questions? Please send your requests and comments to Beth Halloran, VLL Communications Director, at .

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Positive Coaching Alliance Center
by posted 02/28/2017


VLL's partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance is in year 4 and this partnership is important to understand and support for the sake of the kids of VLL.  

On the VLL website, there is a PCA resource center which can be accessed by clicking on the "Coaches Corner" tab on the home page.   This resource center provides valuable information on how PCA works and how your support of PCA directly impacts your player, your team, and the sport.

 

Thank you for your support and go VLL!

Brian Smith

VLL-PCA Coordinator

 

 

 

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Player Safety & Code of Conduct Information
by VLL posted 03/25/2016


VLL Members,

Below is important information to be aware of at all VLL events, whether you are a league parent or volunteer (e.g., team manager and coaches), and whether it be at Yeonas Park or a VLL satellite field (e.g., Cervenak Field @ Glyndon Park, Black and Curry Fields @ Nottoway Park, Stenwood Field, etc.)

"Always" respect the game, the umpire, the rules, your teammates and parents, and the other team by abiding by the League's Code of Conduct and Positive Coaching  Alliance Principles. 

CODE OF CONDUCT

(click HERE for the code of conduct form for managers and coaches)  

(click HERE for the code of conduct form for parents)

POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE (aka "PCA")

Positive Coaching Alliance principles are important for parents and coaches to both understand and practice.

click HERE for parents information

click HERE for coaches information

"Always" practice player safety whether it be following proper arm care or zero tolerance for bullying. 

PROPER ARM CARE

(click HERE for arm care information)

another link to proper arm care information (**Update as of 27MAY2016**):

http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart/

another link to arm care information provided by Dr. George Gantsoudes, a Vienna LL parent and pediatric orthopedist (** Update as of 6JUNE2016**): 

http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/STOP/Prevent_Injuries/Baseball_Injury_Prevention.aspx

PREVENTING BASEBALL INJURIES

Link to Preventing Arm Injuries article by Dr. Andrews (**Update as of 28MAY2016**):  http://www.stopsportsinjuries.org/STOP/Prevent_Injuries/Baseball_Injury_Prevention.aspx

BAT USE - ONLY USE AT THE PLATE OR IN THE BATTING CAGE

ZERO TOLERANCE FOR BULLYING

(click HERE for prevention information)

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND ADHERENCE TO THESE PRINCIPLES.

VLL

 

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